At the time of Esther, God’s chosen people had been living in exile for 80 – 100 years. As a result, many of God’s people were being assimilated or absorbed into this new pagan culture. They were Jewish, but only by name. But God always preserves a remnant of people faithful to Him. In Esther 3, we see how one man’s commitment to God’s Word and ways sets a murderous plot in play.